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Penny Dispenser

Dispenses 5 pennies in your hand
Tilt down the bottom lever with your thumb

Holds 250 pennies

Works nicely

A few minor scratches on base

Dimensions: 4"wide, 4 1/2" deep, 18 3/4" tall

Price: $695

Shipping is $29 ($39 west of Denver)

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National

Sweet Chocolate

Vending Machine

circa 1917, made by National Automatic Vending Machine.

Dispenses a tablet chocolate piece for a penny.

Wall mounted vending machine

Very decorative design on the front and sides

Original condition, but it shows fading and wear

See Larger Photo of Sweet Chocolate

Mechanism works, but I never vended product from the machine,
so I can't guarantee that it will dispense, but it appears complete

Dimension: 2 1/2" wide, 2 3/8" depth, 17 1/2" high

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Price: SOLD plus $29 shipping ($39 shipping west of Denver)

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Coin Operated Meter/Timer

circa 1939, made by International Register Company, designed to operate any electrical appliance for a specified time period.

Probably used in motels to operate radios, bed/chair vibrators, lamps, etc. Timer can hung on the wall or placed on the counter.

Use in your gameroom, to turn on and then turn off after a period of time your neon signs, pinball machines or other items.

To operated, insert a quarter for each 15 minutes that you want the electricity to flow through the timer.

See Insides of Meter/Timer

Price: SOLD plus $19 shipping

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HISTORY OF
VENDING MACHINES

Vending machines were widely used in Europe before they became popular in the United States. The first commercial coin operated post card vendor was introduced in London in the early 1880s.

In 1888, the Thomas Adams Gum Co. was the first company to introduce vending machines in America. Thomas Adams installed vending machines on elevated subway platforms in New York City to sell his Tutti-Fruiti gum. In 1897, the Pulver Manufacturing Company added animated figures to its gum machines as a way to attract patrons. The familiar round candy coated gumball that is so popular today was only introduced in 1907.

Vending machines became so popular in the United States that virtually everything was soon offered from a vending machine: cigars, postcards, stamps, etc. The first completely coin operated restaurant was opened in Philadelphia in 1902. It was called Horn & Hardart and was a popular institution until the 1960s when the fast food craze finally put them out of business.

Additional information on gumball, peanut and other vending machines can be found in Silent Salesmen Too by Bill Enes. These books are available from the -GameRoomAntiques Bookstore.

Copyright: 1996 Ken Durham

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